J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Red Scar on the River Ribble near Preston, looking North-East Towards Pendle Hill 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Recto:
Red Scar on the River Ribble near Preston, looking North-East Towards Pendle Hill 1816
D11563
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 24
Pencil on white wove paper, 173 x 260 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R’
Stamped in black ‘TB CXLVIII 24’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread continued to the right from folio 42 verso (D11562; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 23a, now bound opposite), forming a panorama of the Ribble Valley looking north-east towards Pendle Hill, as seen from Red Scar, about three and a half miles north-east of Preston, and just under eleven miles south-west of Browsholme Hall where Turner was based on this leg of his tour. The panorama is the earliest subject in this sketchbook from Turner’s itinerary of 1816.1
For notes on Red Scar House and Browsholme Hall see D11562.
1
As established by the intact Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11042–D11371; D40844–D40845; D41443; Turner Bequest CXLVI). See Hill 1984, p.39, where the subject is mistakenly identified as Hurst Green, a mile or two north-east.
Verso:
Blank, except for a pencil inscription ‘2’ bottom right.

David Hill
May 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Red Scar on the River Ribble near Preston, looking North-East Towards Pendle Hill 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-red-scar-on-the-river-ribble-near-preston-looking-north-east-r1143737, accessed 22 May 2019.